Latest Gary Bettman News

Hall of Famer Howell, Rangers' games leader, dies at 86

Mar. 10, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Howell, the Hall of Fame defenseman who played the most games in New York Rangers' history, has died. He was 86. Howell died Saturday night. He had been living at an assisted care facility near his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. A seven-time All-Star, Howell played 1,160 games for the...

Red Wings great, NHL union pioneer Ted Lindsay dies at 93

Mar. 4, 2019 6:15 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ted Lindsay lived to do what he thought was right. He pioneered the first NHL players' union despite intense opposition from team management, began the tradition of taking the Stanley Cup closer to fans by skating it around the ice and refused to attend his own Hall of Fame induction...

Hamilton scores twice, Hurricanes rout Kings 6-1

Feb. 26, 2019 10:42 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes closed out their February schedule by bolstering their playoff chances. Dougie Hamilton had two goals and an assist and Teuvo Teravainen added a goal and three assists as the surging Hurricanes beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-1 Tuesday night. The sinking Kings have...

Coyotes retire Shane Doan's number, beat Jets 4-1

Feb. 25, 2019 1:49 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes watched the most prolific scorer and longest-tenured player in franchise history get his number retired, then took the ice and made their former captain proud. Lawson Crouse scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Arizona beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 on...

Coyotes to retire Doan's No. 19 before Winnipeg game

Feb. 23, 2019 6:37 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shane Doan holds numerous franchise records, was the epitome of what a captain should be and led the Arizona Coyotes on their deepest playoff run. Those accomplishments only tell part of the story of how he became one of the most revered athletes in Arizona history. Humble to a...

NWHL All-Star captain's hope for future? Combined league

Feb. 10, 2019 11:02 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On a day the NWHL wanted to keep the focus on its All-Star celebrations and a record crowd for a professional women's hockey game in the United States, Lee Stecklein couldn't help but look beyond to what the future might hold. It was a vision of one combined league, as opposed to...

US sports leagues split on how to monetize sports betting

Feb. 4, 2019 11:59 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America's major professional sports leagues are split on how to get a piece of the action from legal sports betting after failing to get early adopting states to cut them in. But they are back in the game this year with several state legislatures considering granting them fees...

Bettman: NHL owners not 'looking for a fight' in CBA talks

Jan. 25, 2019 5:58 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday the owners aren't "looking for a fight" when it comes to collective bargaining negotiations with the players. The current CBA runs until 2022, but the league and players each have the option this September to terminate it effective Sept. 15,...

Puck and player tracking coming to NHL next season

Jan. 25, 2019 5:23 PM EST

Puck and player tracking is coming to the NHL next season. A sneak preview is coming up this weekend, too. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the long-expected news Friday during All-Star Weekend in San Jose, California, calling it a "breakthrough that is years in the making." The league is partnering with...

Puck and player tracking gets TV test at All-Star Weekend

Jan. 23, 2019 2:19 PM EST

Twenty-three years after Fox's glowing puck made its debut, the NHL's next big technological advancement will be on display this weekend during All-Star festivities. NBC will showcase puck and player tracking as part of its broadcast of the skills competition Friday night and then as the centerpiece of a...